Friday December 30 – OBITS (6)

Mary Lee Dollar

Mrs. Mary Lee Dollar, age 78, of Hogansville, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Florence Hand Home in LaGrange. Mrs. Dollar was born September 4, 1938, in Hogansville, daughter of the late John and Zetta Mae Payton Howington. A lifelong resident of Hogansville, she retired from Playtex International in LaGrange and was a member of Highland Baptist Church. She was known to be an outstanding cook and loved to bake, she enjoyed traveling, but her family was the most important part of her life. Survivors include her sons, Bill Dollar, Jr. and his wife Debbie, Craig Dollar and his wife Marilyn, Kevin Dollar, all of Hogansville, and Steve Dollar of San Francisco, CA; sisters, Anniebelle Hendrix of Americus, Lynda Craft of Clayton; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy D. Dollar; son, John Murray Dollar; and grandson, Jackson Scott Dollar. The funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 30, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Terry Rainwater will officiate and interment will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 until 4 Friday afternoon. Condolences may be expressed at

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Jill Yvette Cox LaVoie

Mrs. Jill Yvette Cox LaVoie, age 52, of LaGrange, passed away on December 25, 2016 at the WellStar West Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. LaVoie was born in Austell, Georgia on September 25, 1964. Her greatest joy in life was caring for the needs of her family, and she will be greatly missed. Survivors include her father, James and Betty Cox; mother, Sarah Florence; husband, John Richard Philip LaVoie of LaGrange; sons, Christopher Newbern and his wife Lisa of Bremen and Matthew Sprayberry and his wife Carolynn of Raleigh, NC; daughters, Cherise Costley and her husband Stephen of LaGrange and Lindsey Kirkland and her husband Tim of LaGrange; brothers, Jimmy Cox (Terri), Jerry Cox, Brad Lovvorn (Nancy); sisters, Joy Baker, Tammy King (Scott) and Sonia Seay (Ronny); grandchildren, Hannah, Haylee, Payton, K.C., Lyla, Connor, Tristan, MaKenna, Waylon, Colton, Timmy and Hutson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Callaway Baptist Church. Interment followed at the Meadoway Gardens. Family received friends on Wednesday evening from 5-8 pm at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harmony House at

Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Ellen French

Mrs. Ellen French, age 89, of LaGrange and a former resident of Dadeville Alabama, passed away early morning December 25, 2016 at Florence Hand Home. Mrs. French was born October 16, 1927 in rural Chambers County Alabama the only child of Curry L. & Alma Smith Moore. She attended Shawmut Elementary School and graduated from Valley (AL) High School class of 1945. She proudly graduated from Massey-Draughn Business School Montgomery Al (1948). She married her Husband, Albert M. (Bud) French on September 11, 1948. During her marriage she and Bert lived in seven states and traveled extensively throughout the world, visiting various countries on five Continents. She was a member of Red Ridge Methodist Church in Dadeville Alabama. She is survived by her four children
David French, Hughley, AL, Pamela Larsen, LaGrange, GA, Jennifer Brudigam and husband Norm, Lafayette, CA, Mark French and wife Kathy, LaGrange, GA, Grandchildren Lauren French Hicks (Daniel), Heather French Slaughter (Steven) Pat Holcomb, Malcomb Bruidgam Erika Larsen, Christopher Larsen, Stella French King(JR) and Anna French Hall (Barry), Several great grandchildren. The family gathering will be at the funeral home (Friday) from 5-7 PM. Graveside memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday from the Shawmut cemetery with the Rev. Anthony Hovey officiating. Memorials gifts may be made to Shoal Creek Baptist Church Roger Campbell Scholarship Fund. Please Join the family in honoring the life of Mrs. Ellen French by visiting and posting your tributes and memories. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mrs Ellen French please visit our Sympathy Store.

Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



Geraldine Barton Herring

Mrs. Geraldine Barton Herring, age 90, of LaGrange, passed away December 27, 2016 at the Florence Hand Nursing Home. Mrs. Herring was born April16, 1926 in Montgomery Alabama the daughter of the late George & Lillian McFarland Barton. She had made her home in LaGrange for the past 55 years. During her working years she worked for and retired from the Belk Department Store. She was a member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed attending Franklin Road Baptist and First Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Freeman Herring and Son John Alan Hartley
She is survived by her Son and Daughter in law: Charles and Darlene Herring, LaGrange, GA. Son: Arthur Freeman (Buddy) Herring, Montgomery, AL. Daughter: Jaqueline Coulter. Toledo, OH. Sister and Brother-in-law: Francine & Lamar Thornton, Montgomery, AL. Seven Grandchildren Heather & Husband Joseph Andrews, John Alan (Jake) Jr.& Wife Kim Hartley, Holly McRae, Matthew Hartley, Chelsa Titus & Husband Kyle Titus, Zoe Herring, Ali Herring. Nine Great Grandchildren. Two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday morning from the graveside in Shadowlawn Cemetery. The Rev’s L.J. Wood and Hope Taylor will officiate. The family will receive friends 45 minutes prior to the service hour at the Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donation can be made to the First Baptist Church on the Square, Hospice LaGrange, or Florence Hand Home in memory of Mrs. Geraldine Herring. Please join the family in honoring the life of Mrs. Geraldine B. Herring by visiting and posting your tributes.

Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



Joe H. “Bo” Jordan

Mr. Joe H. “Bo” Jordan, age 84, of LaGrange, GA died peacefully, surrounded by family December 26, 2016 at West Georgia Hospice. Mr. Jordan was born July 9, 1932 in Troup County, GA to the late John Howard and Georgia Belle Jordan. His family was a Colonial Gas Distributor before opening John H. Jordan Motor Company on “Goldstein Hill”. Mr. Jordan began working on and selling automobiles at the early age of 13 up until his recent illness. He proudly served his country as a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Jordan was a member of the VFW, the Georgia Independent Dealers Association, the Moose Club, Elk Club, and the Jaycees. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Jordan. He leaves behind to cherish his memories two daughters, Lisa Jordan (Adelaido) Lopez and Angie Jordan (Kenneth) Bradley; grandchildren, Adam Bence, Morgan Bradley Orantes, Ansley (Chase) Rogers, Logan Lopez, Jordan Bradley and Melaney Lopez; great grandchildren, Daniel Orantes, Logan Bence, Bailey Bence, and Brady Rogers; close friend and his children’s mother, Joyce Smith Jordan; sister-in-law, Betty Jordan; niece, Janet Wright; other relatives and friends. The Gathering of Family and Friends will be Friday, December 30, 2016 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at the funeral home. The Funeral Service will be at 11:00am on Saturday, December 31, 2016 in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with Rev. Thomas D. Mobley officiating. Burial will follow in Shadowlawn Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation in memory of Joe H. “Bo” Jordan. Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary.


Robert “Bobby” Nutile

Mr. Robert “Bobby” Nutile, age 60, of LaGrange, GA died peacefully, surrounded by family December 27, 2016 at his home. Mr. Nutile was born February 6, 1956 in Chelsea, MA to Virginia Nutile and the late Richard Frank Nutile. His passion was all sports; hockey, baseball, and fishing, including Boston Bruins, Boston Redsox and Boston Celtics. He leaves behind to cherish his memories, wife; Teresa Nutile; daughter; Lisa (Adam) Connell; a son, Stephen Nutile; grandchildren, Brennan Connell and Carsyn Connell; mother, Virginia Nutile; two brothers; John Nutile and Alfred Nutile; sister, Angela (John) Kane; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, and a faithful companion, his cat “Blu”. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Frank Nutile. The Gathering of Family and friends was held on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the funeral home. The family has requested in lieu of flowers to please make donations in memory of Mr Nutile. Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting

Arrangements were by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary.